Washington Post

The U.S. needs to think about the unthinkable on cybersecurity

[Commentary] US officials have often said that the United States has unrivaled offensive cybercapabilities. Why hasn’t that deterred anyone? It’s simple.

Facebook is rating the trustworthiness of its users on a scale from zero to 1

Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to 1.

Our politicians have no idea how the Internet works

Here’s the bad news: We can’t trust Silicon Valley to police itself. Here’s the other bad news: We can’t trust Washington politicians to police it, either.

New Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Says

The Russian military intelligence unit that sought to influence the 2016 election appears to have a new target: conservative American think tanks that have broken with President Trump and are seeking continued sanctions against Moscow, exposing ol

First lady Melania Trump warns of ‘destructive and harmful’ side of social media

As her husband continued to rip into his adversaries on Twitter, first lady Melania Trump warned that social media can be used in a “destructive and harmful” manner during remarks at a conference on preventing cyberbullying.

Google's location tracking could bring scrutiny from Congress, regulators

Google is drawing fire from the privacy community for quietly tracking the location of smartphone users -- even when they took specific steps to prevent the tech giant from doing so.

Google refused an order to release huge amounts of data. Will other companies bow under pressure?

In 2018, a federal judge signed a search warrant for a windfall of private information to help find the robber responsible for a string of crimes in southern Maine.